Dave Turin visits several disused gold mines around the Western United States and decides which mine to get up and running, turning it into a profitable, working mine
A tough choice could be a big help for the four smiths, as they have the option of tackling a more difficult first round challenge in exchange for an easier second one.
It's a night of sheer terror as four unsuspecting bladesmiths find themselves caught in a competition straight out of the scariest horror movie you can imagine.
Four smiths turn a pile of rusty old nails into a pristine knife. After their weapons are hammered in testing, the two surviving competitors return home to recreate the terrifying North African Tuareg Takoba.
In this challenge, four bladesmiths are faced with a tough decision. They get to pick their mild steel out of the barrel to make a san mai blade - but the easier the mild steel they choose, the more difficult their high carbon steel will be.
Eight armed forces members redeploy to the forge for a three-part tournament where they will go head-to-head against another smith in an intense five-hour battle.
In the second part of the Armed Forces Tournament, four US service members redeploy to the forge floor to go head to head in one five-hour battle.
On the finale of the Armed Forces Tournament, the four surviving smiths will face off to determine who wins it all. In the first rounds, they're challenged to make military-style weapons out of an old bazooka.
Four smiths are challenged to forge their own version of a ninja blade. In the final, the smiths return home to recreate the lethal and stealthy Ninjato Sword. Only one will emerge with a check for $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire Champion.
Four smiths must recreate a weapon straight from Doug's mind, then survive an intense round of tests. The remaining two smiths will then return to their home forges to make one of Doug's favourite blades.
Four smiths are challenged to make something from one of the strangest places around: The mind of J Neilson. Which smith can conquer J's brutal challenges and prove themselves worthy of the $10,000 prize and title of Forged in Fire Champion?
In this special competition, four of our youngest champions return to compete in the Young Guns Challenge. These talented 20-somethings are tasked with turning trampolines and skateboards into fully functional knives.
In this special competition, every aspect of the challenge will be decided by two-time champion Ben Abbott. Four smiths must recreate the billhook knife, a weapon near and dear to Ben's heart.
This competition is all about the dark side of history and the bloody weapons that come with it. Four smiths are tasked with making a knife out of the gruesome guillotine, which beheaded thousands during the French Revolution.
Four smiths hit the fast track in a race to make a Damascus blade with the highest layer count. The stakes could not be higher - the winner will get extra time in round two, and the loser with the lowest layer count will be eliminated.
In this special competition, every aspect of the challenge will be decided by renowned Hollywood weapons maker Dave Baker. Four smiths must recreate one of Dave's favourite weapons, the Bone Daddy Fantasy Seax.
Four bladesmiths are given just one simple task: impress the judges. The most impressive smith, and one other who survives the testing, will return home to recreate the Indian Firangi Sword.
The crew struggles to mine after the devastating loss of teammate Jesse Goins. Plus, Dave faces a do or die showdown with the local community.
Four bladesmiths must forge a canister Damascus blade from three different steels using three separate cans. Two finalists head back to their forges to recreate not one, but two of history's most reliable hunting weapons: the Messer and Bi-knife.
In this special kung fu competition, four bladesmiths square off in the Forged in Fire dojo, where they must make a matching set of three kunai throwing knives. Only true smithing masters will be able to create three identical knives in three hours.
In honour of Veteran's Day, four bladesmiths pay tribute in a special military-themed competition, forging their blades from the biggest salvage yet - a Panzer tank.
On the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the Moon, four bladesmiths compete to recreate a space-age M-1 NASA Survival Knife out of ball bearings.
It's the most wonderful time of the year in the Forge! Four merry bladesmiths gather 'round the fire to spread Christmas cheer. Using high carbon steel, the smiths must use the San Mai technique to forge their way onto the judges� nice list.
Four bladesmiths are sent on an odyssey worthy of the Greek Gods: forge a blade from Greek armor and artifacts using the Go-Mai, or the five-layer technique.
Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging a parameter-specific blade shape in just two hours.
Four smiths hit the fast track when they are tasked with forging signature blades by salvaging materials from a go-kart.
Four former champions return to the forge to engage in a competition unlike any other. Although they've mastered the fire their first time around, they'll have to dig deeper in order to overcome a set of new challenges.
Four smiths get thrown into the mix when they must Frankenstein a blade from one knife and combine it with a different weapon's handle. The pressure is on as these hybrid knives will have to perform and survive the brutal tests ahead.
Four smiths transform bits of old Damascus steel into fossil Damascus signature blades. Giving new life to old steel is no easy feat as the smiths labour over two rounds to produce fully functional weapons that can withstand the tests ahead.
Four bladesmiths honour the forge's legendary power hammer Big Blu by ripping it apart and forging competition choppers. But will beating beast's high carbon heart, the piston, provide enough steel for all the smiths?
Four smiths are tasked with forging a canister damascus blade using different sized drill bits. But when a tough round of fighting forge welds and chasing parameters takes one smith out of the competition - only three are left standing.
In this frighteningly special Halloween competition, four smiths salvage steel from the corpses of decaying blades, and turn it into a zombie killer. Resurrecting a blade from the past proves to be no treat and one smith doesn't make it out alive.
Four smiths are tasked with creating signature blades from different sized springs. They battle through two tough rounds, fighting through canisters and failing forge welds for an opportunity to leap forward in the competition.
Four smiths must salvage steel from old weapons and combine them using the Hada technique to forge a Pugio - the dagger said to have murdered Julius Caesar. The competitors battle to ensure their daggers size up to this iconic weapon's stature.
Four smiths must face the music when they are tasked with creating San-Mai blades from musical instruments. After battling forge welds and thin billets, three take the stage in the second round where they must fine-tune their knives.
Four smiths must navigate stormy seas by making Hada blades from the material harvested from a ship's wheel. Which smith has the sea legs to survive the final testing and win the $10,000 treasure and the title of Forged in Fire champion?
Four smiths get ready for the ultimate showdown when they are tasked with forging a camp knife out of steel harvested from a barbecue. Temperatures run high as they first must figure out what steel is high carbon and what is mild.
Two families go head-to-head in an all-out battle not only against another household, but also each other. Loyalties will be put aside as the smiths fight forge welds, the heat, and the clock to make a canister Damascus blade.
Four smiths get ready for a cage match when they are tasked with not only freeing their tools from a steel grate, but also forging a knife from it. After opting for canister, the competitors attempt to turn in a great blade to the judges.
Four smiths are on a quest to forge signature blades from various Damascus patterns. A tedious and time-consuming task, only three competitors will be victorious. Find out which smith will be crowned the Forged in Fire Champion.
Four smiths crack open crucibles to reveal surprise metals they'll use to forge signature blades. Only two survive the round, and move on to their home forges to recreate the legendary sword of King Charlemagne: The Joyeuse.
Four smiths are faced with recreating the WWII Special Forces Smatchet knife. A knife famous for its versatility on the battlefield. Find out which smith will join the ranks of Forged in Fire champions and return home with the $10,000 prize.
Four smiths are out on the farm to salvage steel from old farm equipment to make classic chef knives. Only two smiths will slice and dice their way to the final round where they must forge the iconic Rooster Head French Pioneer Sword.
In a twist of fate, four smiths must forge a twist and stack Damascus blade. After two rounds the last two smiths standing must return home and recreate the Darb Sri Gun Chai, an enormous, double-handed Thai battle sword.
Four smiths are tasked with forging Japanese Natas using a traditional Japanese technique. After two rounds, the three remaining blades are tested to determine which contestants will head to their home forge to recreate the prestigious Zulu War Axe.
In a throwback to the Iron Age, four smiths must forge daggers as if they were in 650 B.C., relying on coal and brute force. Two competitors return and head back to their home forges to recreate Arya Stark's Needle from Game of Thrones.
Four smiths are tasked with creating signature blades from 1095 steel. New parameters will be added, keeping the smiths on their toes. Two smiths make it back to recreate one of the longest swords in the forge, the Chinese Zhanmadao.
Four bladesmiths are tasked with making a canister Damascus blade from threaded bolts. After a couple of intense rounds and some brutal testing, two smiths return to their home forges to recreate the deadly German Dussage Sword.
Four smiths have to select a forging technique ranging from easy to difficult. They must choose wisely as their selection will directly impact their next round. Ultimately, two smiths must recreate the Ikakalaka African Sword.
Four first responder bladesmiths are called into the forge to honour those who run toward danger while others run away. Ultimately two smiths return home to recreate one of the most important tools in a firefighter's arsenal: the Halligan Bar.
In this Samurai themed competition, four smiths must forge a Japanese tanto dagger. Summoning their inner warriors, the smiths fight to produce blades worthy of the samurai. Ultimately, two competitors return home to reproduce the deadly Sodegarami.
Baby Boomers and Gen Z-ers face off in an Old vs. New competition. After several intense rounds, two smiths head back to their home forges to recreate ancient China's Sword of Goujian, one of the most intact artifacts ever uncovered by archeologists.
Four smiths are tasked with forging signature blades from scrap metal shavings. After two intense rounds, the remaining smiths head home to recreate the Nimcha, a sword traditionally made from recycled blades.
Four smiths must forge handles using a metal never before seen in this competition - titanium. Ultimately, two competitors are able to produce weapons worthy of moving on to their forges for another build: the Horseman's and Hidden Dagger.
Four smiths must forge keys to unlock boxes of steel needed to make a knife. After a couple of intense rounds, two competitors are picked to head back to their home forges to recreate two American classics: the Tomahawk and Bowie.
Four smiths are tasked with forging a blade that must fit perfectly into a puzzle piece cut out. After two puzzling rounds, the final two smiths return home to recreate the ancient samurai pole axe, the Japanese Ono.
Four smiths learn they must fork over forge funds in order to make signature blades. After a couple of intense rounds leaves two smiths bankrupt, the remaining competitors return home to recreate the most expensive sword ever sold: the Boateng Saber.
In this two-part Forged in Fire special, four smiths compete in four events that will test their bladesmithing capabilities. The four smiths are ranked from first to last and move onto event two where they must make a set of Damascus throwing knives.
In the second half of the Forged in Fire Summer Games, three smiths remain. However, the challenges are far from over as they must forge the Greek Xiphos sword, from start to finish, in one round.
Four smiths are tasked with making canister Damascus from tubes. After a couple of intense rounds in the forge, two competitors head back to their home forges to recreate a deadly and unique Indian weapon: the vajra-mushti.
Four smiths are tasked with forging signature blades from either a large suspension cable or thin piano wire. After two intense rounds, two return home to recreate the legendary Sword of Saladin, one of the sharpest blades in the world.
Four smiths must rely on their math skills to determine the amount the steel needed to make their signatures blades. After a couple of calculating rounds, two smiths return home to build the intricate M1905 Springfield Bayonet.
Four bladesmiths are faced with scaling down a nine foot long dagger to exactly a fifth of its size. After a couple rounds, two competitors earn the right to craft the largest sword in Forged in Fire history - the William Wallace sword.
Four bladesmiths get cooking when they are tasked with forging a cleaver using only the steel from meat hooks. After two rounds of slicing and dicing, two smiths head back to their home forges to create the Maguro Bocho, a massive tuna knife.
For the first time, Judges Ben Abbott, J. Neilson and David Baker are thrown into the fire for a gruelling home forge battle against each other. Given two weeks, each judge will construct a blade unlike anything they've made before.
Four smiths must work their way to the judges nice list by salvaging steel from Santa's sleigh to forge signature blades. Only two smiths return home to recreate the iconic sword carried by general George Washington during the American Revolution.
Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging signature blades from a burnt up car. After a couple rounds of burning rubber, two are sent home to recreate the Serrated Tegha Sword.
Four smiths get to choose their forging method and materials. But there's a catch. After a brutal round of testing, the two surviving smiths are tasked with creating the Headhunter Axe in only 3 days.
Four bladesmiths are tasked with forging pry bar knives. Then after a grueling round of testing, two smiths return home to forge a pair of Spetsnaz shovels, famously wielded by Russian Special Forces.
For the first time the judges flip the script, giving the competitors the opportunity to choose their own challenge. After an intense bout of testing, two return home to recreate the fearsome Dahomey Machete, famously wielded by an all-female army.
Four smiths must choose from a selection of mystery steel to create san mai blades. After a surprising round of tests, the last smiths standing will select between two weapons to forge at home.
On this very special WWE edition of Forged in Fire, four smiths will go head-to-head in the ultimate forging battle. After an all-out smackdown, the two surviving smiths will head back to their home forges to build the gruesome bastard sword.
For the first time, eight former competitors will head back into the arena for an epic tournament. However, before making it to the main event they will have to go head to head against another smith.
The Second Chance Tournament continues with two final duels. Up first, two runner-ups compete to prove they have what it takes to be in the number one spot. Then, two smiths whose blades failed to make it to testing will go head to head.
After winning their duels, the Second Chance Tournament concludes with four remaining smiths in an epic final battle. After a couple of rounds, two survive and head back to their home forges to take on a complex weapon from the Forged in Fire vault.
Four smiths put their memory to the test when they are tasked with recreating an insanely complicated blade after looking at it for only 20 seconds.
Four smiths must brave the frigid cold as they enter the Arctic Forge, where they will have to recreate the trusty Inuit tool, the Ulu, from steel harvested from a giant block of ice.
In this special Civil War-themed competition, four smiths must turn either a massive cannonball or small grapeshot into the battle-tested Arkansas toothpick knife.
The stakes are high when the forge floor is transformed into the Forged in Fire Casino. Four smiths must leave it all up to chance and allow the Wheel of Forging to determine their challenge in this competition.
Four smiths have to make a single blade using two different techniques - san mai and layered damascus. After the brutal testing, two smiths return home to recreate a pair of lethal weapons used by the Philippine Marine Corps - the Ginunting Swords.
The best bladed weapon-makers in the USA go head-to-head in this show, building everything from Viking battle axes to Indian claw daggers. The winner leaves with $10,000 cash and the coveted title of champion.
It's hammer time in the forge when four smiths have to make knives out of sledgehammers. After the blades are smashed and bashed in a brutal round of testing, the two surviving smiths return to their home forges to recreate the Polish War Hammer.
This time, four smiths won't know what material they're working with until they open up a crate and discover one of any number of salvaged metals inside. After a round of testing, two smiths return home to recreate the Medieval Sword of Mystery.
Four smiths will need more than luck when they are given only a small sliver of high carbon steel to forge a knife. The two surviving smiths return home to recreate a weapon credited with helping to win a war: Sgt William Hayden's sword.
To celebrate 200 episodes, we're handing control over to the people who got us here - our fans. All the challenges, the weapons and the tests were voted on by you. Which smith will rise to this momentous occasion and leave the forge with $10,000?
In this competition the judges flip the script once again, letting the bladesmiths choose their challenge. Will they take it easy or go big to impress the judges? After an intense bout of testing, the judges take back control.
In this competition we pay homage to the cowboys of South America: the Gauchos. Four smiths lasso up their skills to recreate the iconic Gaucho knife.
Four smiths need to either go mai or go home when they're challenged to make a five layer knife. After their blades are put through a gruelling round of testing, the two remaining smiths return home to recreate the notorious 16th century Naga sword.
Competitor turned judge Ben Abbott remains undefeated in the forge, but soon that could all change. In the first part of a five-episode challenge, three smiths go head-to-head-to-head in one five-hour round.
In this challenge, three smiths face off in a single 5-hour round where they make a signature blade out of scrap steel from past Forged in Fire competitions.
Three smiths who suffered broken blades at the hand of Ben Abbott hope to rewrite history in a single 5-hour round. Their blades will then be put through an intense round of testing where only one smith will earn the opportunity to face Ben.
Two of the smiths who faced competitor turned judge Ben Abbott in his first competition are back to seek their revenge. After a tough round of testing, only one will earn the opportunity to rewrite history and go head-to-head again with Ben.
In this final battle, competitor turned Judge Ben Abbott still remains undefeated in the forge with a record of 8-0, but two smiths handpicked by Doug and Dave want to change that.
In the first of a five episode event, the forge is transformed into a Gladiator's arena for an epic competition unlike anything before. Who will become the first Gladiator of the Forge? Let the battles begin.
In the second episode, it's back to the Forged in Fire Gladiator's Arena for two more ferocious one-on-one battles. Our current champion won two rounds and has a chance to win the greatest prize ever awarded in the Forge: $75,000.
The defending champion has taken down two opponents, including a two-time Gladiator of the Forge. Now our champions sights are set on a new challenger and a new weapon, a Gladiator favourite - the deadly Sica.
Our defending champion currently has four wins under his belt but will face his toughest challenge yet in forging the very weapon used to assassinate Julius Caesar, the Pugio Dagger.
Four smiths have to create a knife from the most mangled mess of a vehicle. After an intense round of testing, the two surviving smiths return to their home forges to recreate two of the most unique weapons from history ��a set of curved katars.
Four bladesmiths enter the forge to compete in an epic Forged in Fire first: the Knife Fight. Arriving with their best blades in hand, competitors will immediately be put to the test and one will be eliminated before the first forge is ever lit.
Four bladesmiths go back in time to the Revolutionary War to forge a rifleman's knife. After an intense round of testing, two smiths return home to recreate an even more iconic weapon of the revolution: the Continental cavalry sabre.
Four bladesmiths are kept in the dark when the shop experiences a blackout. With no power tools or lights, the smiths must rely on hand hammering and lanterns to forge their blades.
Four bladesmiths get scrappy when they are given thin sheet metal to forge a knife. After a brutal round of testing, two smiths recreate a razor-sharp Serrated Indian Sabre. Which smith will earn the Forged in Fire title, and a cheque for $10,000?
Four smiths are tasked with forging a saw-back machete out of steel tent stakes. After two gruelling rounds of testing, two smiths return to their home forges to create a deadly Malaysian backcountry tool and weapon, the infamous Parang Nabur.
Four bladesmiths face double the trouble when they are tasked with forging not one, but two canister damascus knives. After a brutal round of testing, only two smiths move forward to build an extremely challenging Cinquedea sword.